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Windows 7: W7 64-bit Memory Requirement

22 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
W7 64-bit Memory Requirement

how much hard drive memory does a W7 64-bit pro take up?


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22 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Jimlau,

Minimum requirements for 64-bit Windows 7 is 20 GB + whatever you plan on installing or saving to it.

Hope this helps,
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22 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

thanks. i was thinking of getting a 60GB SSD. seems like it will be big enough. do u know if performance suffers if the drive is, say, 90% full, like it does with regular SATA HD's?
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22 Mar 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

I wouldn't think drive type would matter, if its almost full performance will suffer. For what its worth I have 57.7 GB used on my OS partition. Thats Windows, Office, some programs and a couple of games. Thats not counting My Documents, Pictures, Music etc that is on my Data partition. A 60 gig drive might not be enough depending on what kind of software you plan on using. I know it wouldn't be big enough for my setup.
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22 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I was able to get my OS and all software installed on my 64gig SSD. Look here Will a 64gb SSD be big enough for...

Many thanks to all that helped with this.

EDIT: BTW, I have 24.5 gigs free still at this point.
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22 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

60GB will be fine, especially if you offload your videos, music, photos, downloads, and documents folders to a second drive. I have a 60gb drive and it only has about 24 gb used.
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